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Members of ACU faculty awarded grants

For immediate release
March 18, 2004

Several Abilene Christian University faculty members received grants for research studies this summer.

Cullen or Math-Science grants were awarded to twelve faculty members, one faculty member in the Bible, Missions and Ministry Department received a national grant, and KACU-FM, the community radio station operated by ACU's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, has received a community service grant worth $86,733 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 

The Cullen and Math-Science grants are awarded annually to full-time ACU faculty members at or above the rank of instructor to complete a research project resulting in a tangible product by the end of the fiscal year.

Math-Science funds -- applied to agriculture and environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, computer science, math, and physics -- originate from limited endowment sources and contributed sources, such as gifts from individuals, restricted funds, and university-budgeted funds.  Cullen fundsare applied to those faculty and departments not included in the Math-Science group and are generated by an endowment from the Cullen Foundation. 

Recipients of this year's Math-Science award are:

  • Brian Cavitt, instructor of chemistry

  • Dr. Jason Holland, assistant professor of mathematics

  • Alexander Karabegov, associate professor of mathematics

  • Autumn Sutherlin, assistant professor of chemistry

Those faculty receiving the Cullen awards include:

  • Dr. Richard Beck, assistant professor of psychology

  • Dr. Jackie Halstead, associate professor of marriage and family therapy

  • Dr. David Perkins, associate professor of accounting and finance

  • Dr. Scott Perkins, associate professor of psychology

  • Adam Hester, professor of theatre and chair of the theatre department

  • Greg Straughn, visiting instructor of music

  • Dr. Brad Reid, professor of management sciences

  • Dr. Jerry Whitworth, professor of education

In addition, Dr. Jeff Childers, associate professor of Bible, ministry and missions, has received a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to work on "Syriac Version of John Chrysostom’s Homilies on John."


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